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4-Bay Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5”/3.5” SSDs and HDDs - eSATA/USB 3.0 to SATA (6Gbps)

Get fast access to four 2.5”/3.5” SATA drives over USB 3.0 with UASP or eSATA

Product ID: SDOCK4U33E

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  • Access up to four SATA drives simultaneously, in a single docking station
  • Supports both 2.5" and 3.5" HDDs and SSDs
  • USB 3.0 or high-speed eSATA host connection with port multiplier

Dock and swap up to four drives from your laptop or desktop computer simultaneously, using a single eSATA or USB port. This 4-bay docking station gives you large data capacity and fast file transfers with support for SATA I, II and III (up to 6Gbps).

Large data capacity with four drive bays

Access multiple drives with this quad-bay docking station. It saves you valuable time every day by giving you independent access to four 2.5” or 3.5” SATA hard drives or solid-state drives. Ideal for data recoveries, imaging or backups, it lets you access four drives at once, instead of connecting your drives one by one.

Versatile connection options with fast data transfers

You can connect the docking station through either eSATA or USB. For fast performance and efficient data transfers when connected through eSATA, the docking station supports full SATA III transfer speeds - up to 6Gbps. For universal compatibility, the dock can be connected through USB 3.0 with transfer speeds up 5Gbps, plus it supports UASP for enhanced performance.

Easy drive management and wide compatibility

With a top-loading design and drive ejection buttons, this 4-bay dock lets you swap drives in and out with ease

For IT technicians or business professionals who need to check files or test different drives, the dock lets you hot-swap your drives in and out as needed. Its top-loading, toaster-style design with drive ejection buttons make the dock easy to use while two silent cooling fans help to dissipate heat to maintain an optimum operating temperature.

With support for SATA I, II and III high-capacity drives (tested up to 6TB), this docking station is compatible with virtually any 2.5” and 3.5” SATA SSD or HDD drive.

The docking station also works with 2.5” and 3.5” IDE hard drives, mSATA drives and M.2 drives using a compatible StarTech.com adapter:

IDE hard drives:  Use StarTech.com adapter SAT2IDEADP SATA to 2.5in or 3.5in IDE Hard Drive Adapter for HDD Docks

mSATA drives: Use StarTech.com adapter SAT32MSAT257 mSATA SSD to 2.5in SATA Adapter Converter

M.2 drives: Use StarTech.com adapter SAT32M225 M.2 NGFF SSD to 2.5in SATA Adapter Converter

Hassle-free setup

The quad-bay dock is OS independent, which ensures a quick and easy setup. It also features a compact design and small footprint that makes it easy to tuck into your workspace.

The SDOCK4U33E is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • System builders and IT specialists can gain quick access to drives for imaging
  • Back up data quickly to an external drive for archiving
  • Transfer data from one drive to another
  • Technicians can test or benchmark multiple drives with ease
  • Backup important data and easily take the drive to an offsite location for safekeeping

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030863841

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS independent; No software or drivers required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Drive Connectors 4 - 22 pin SATA Data & Power Combo Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0
1 - eSATA (7 pin, Data) Plug
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Humidity 20% ~ 80% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0 & eSATA
Number of Drives 4
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Fan(s) Yes
Fans 2 - 60 mm
Fan Bearing Type Sleeve Bearing
Chipset ID JMicron - JMS567
JMicron - JBM575
Indicators LED Indicators 4 - Power
4 - Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 6.7 in [170 mm]
Package Length 13.5 in [34.3 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 5.3 lb [2.4 kg]
Package Width 8.5 in [21.5 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Port Multiplier Yes
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 6TB
Hot Swap Capability Yes
MTBF 30000
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 11.2 in [28.5 cm]
Product Width 6.8 in [172 mm]
Product Height 3.4 in [8.7 cm]
Weight of Product 35.5 oz [1007 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 2.0A
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 6500mA
Plug Type 4-pin DIN
Power Consumption (In Watts) 78
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - 4-bay hard drive docking station
1 - universal power adapter
4 - power cords (NA/UK/EU/AU)
1 - USB A to B cable
1 - eSATA cable
1 - quick install guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive dock or duplicator, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • IDE, SATA, and eSATA cables
  • Hard drives
  • Hard drive dock or duplicator

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cables, hard drives, and hard drive dock or duplicator in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use a different cable, hard drive, and hard drive dock or duplicator in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test the hard drive and hard drive dock or duplicator, it is recommended that you do the following:

Note: For a hard drive duplicator you may need to switch the device to PC mode (if available).

  1. To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.
  2. Do one of the following:
  • If the hard drive is listed with unallocated space, the hard drive needs to be reformatted. Right-click unallocated and click New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reformatting.​

Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive. 

  • If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.

Note: A formatted hard drive will not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.

This docking station allows the hard drive to enforce its own power state, as opposed to enforcing a power state that keeps the hard drive active at all times. Since most newer hard drives have low-power energy conservation modes, this will cause the hard drive to enter an idle state if it is not used for a certain amount of time. 

 

How To

To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your USB device is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device.  To do so, press Command R with the System Information page open.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Before You Buy

To determine if your hard drive will work in this device, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following:

  • Make sure that the device supports the storage size of your hard drive. If the storage size of your hard drive is larger than what the device was tested with, the hard drive will likely still work with the enclosure.
  • Confirm that your hard drive uses the same interface type as the device. For example, IDE, SATA, or M.2.
  • Make sure that the device supports the physical size of your hard drive, such as 2.5 inches or 3.5 inches.
  • Verify that the power consumption of your hard drive doesn’t exceed the power output of the device. If you’re using multiple hard drives, make sure that the combined power consumption of all of the hard drives doesn’t exceed the power output of the docking station.

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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